UPDATE: Woorim lightning strike fire spreads to Bongaree
UPDATE 11.15AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services expects to burn another 50 hectares of bushland to control a fire started by a lightning strike in Woorim early this morning.
The fire has now spread further west to Bongaree, near McMahon St, and crews from QFES, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Moreton Bay Regional Counil are on scene.
The fire, which started due to a lightning strike at 1am, is burning in inaccessible land east of Banksia Beach and the golf course.
The blaze has burnt approximately 40 hectares of land and backburning operations by fire crews are estimated to burn a further 50 hectares. There is no threat to property at this time.
EARLIER: FIRE and rescue crews worked through the early hours this morning to put out a bushfire caused by a lightning strike on Bribie Island.
The fire was sparked about 1am just north of First Ave, Woorim.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue Spokesman said the fire was about 40 hectares in size.
While there was no threat to property there was quite a large smoke hazard affecting the area.
Residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed and to keep medications close by for any respiratory conditions.
Motorists were asked to drive to conditions and be aware of emergency services workers in the area.
If residents feel their property is at threat, they should phone Triple Zero (000) immediately.